• Faculty of Business and Economics
  • umfpe@um.edu.my
  • +603 7967 3800


• The Universiti Malaya (UM), Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme is a rigorous programme that seeks to expose the students to theoretical concepts and analytical and practical tools that will prepare them for the challenges in increasingly dynamic business environment.

• Courses are structured to provide a broad understanding of theories with real world issues beyond the boundaries of textbooks. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, written assignments, group projects, presentations and class discussions, each student is equipped with the necessary knowledge and experience to analyse and evaluate issues for better solutions.

• The pedagogies are aimed at optimising the efficiency of the learning process. Each student is required to complete a minimum of 46 credit hours of learning and research project that cover various business concentrations. On the average, the students would require 1½ to 2½ years of study.

* This information will be used to intake semester 1 2021/2022 onwards

Handbook Master of Business Administration 2019/2020
Postgraduate Handbook (Business and Accounting Field) 2021/2022
Handbook 2022/2023
Handbook 2023/2024


Graduates with MBA degree have the opportunities to move up the ladder to a higher executive position within an organisation. The graduates can move up into the management area of their careers not just in business organisations but also in other fields such as healthcare, engineering, retailing, hospitality and public sector.
• The programme offers day and evening classes from 6.30 pm until 9.30 pm with the emphasis on quality teaching and student participation. The minimum and maximum periods of candidature are three (3) and eight (8) semesters respectively. It should be noted that any withdrawal from the semester(s) by candidate will be counted in duration of the programme.
• The new MBA structure with more concentration areas enables students to concentrate on the area(s) they want to learn more from the program while optimising their learning experience. It will be more marketable by obtaining an MBA degree with a double concentration certification rather than a general MBA degree. This is in line with the current industries’ hiring trends by recruiting people with multi-talented and interdisciplinary skills.
• Courses are divided into three (3) main categories: Core, Concentration and Elective courses with 18, 12, and nine (9) credit hours, respectively. However, the nine (9) credit hours of elective courses are exempted for students opting for two (2) concentrations as it will be replaced by the 2nd concentration package.
• In addition, the students are required to undertake a Research Project in their concentration area of interest. Overall, the design of the courses and components allows students to enhance their learning opportunity and acquire the skills that are essential to their career growth. In total, the students are required to take 46 credits, as shown in below :


*Core Courses 18
*1st Concentration Courses 12
*Elective Courses /  2nd Concentration Courses 9
Research Project 7
Total 46

*Each core and elective courses carry 3 credit hours.

Applicants for the programme should possess:

• A bachelor’s degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 3.00 out of 4.00 or its equivalent from a recognised university; and

• A minimum of three (3) years full-time working experience after completing first degree; and

• A minimum of IELTS score 6.0 OR TOEFL score 550 (paper) / 213 (computer) OR PTE score of 55 for the paper-based (Academic) for international application whose first language is not English.

A minimum of candidate maybe called for an admission interview to gauge specific skills / knowledge required for the programme.

February and September

Before you begin the online application process, please ensure that you meet ALL of the entry requirements for your preferred degree. You are required to upload ALL original evidence in the online application. Incomplete applications will not be processed. The Faculty does not issue a conditional offer letter to applicants. The University processing fee is not refundable.



Graduate School of Business,
Level 4, Azman Hashim Building,
Faculty of Business and Accountancy,
University of Malaya,
50603 Kuala Lumpur,

Tel : 603-79673993/3811/3842/3974
Fax : 603-79673980

Email: umfbe_pg@um.edu.my

Last Update: 15/09/2023